The Handbook of Urban Studies provides the first comprehensive, up-to-date account of the urban condition, relevant to a wide readership from academics to researchers and policymakers. It provides a theoretically and empirically informed account embracing all the different disciplines contributing to urban studies. Leading authors identify key issues and questions and future trends for further research and present their findings so that, where appropriate, they are relevant to the needs of policymakers. Using the city as a unifying structure, the Handbook provides an holistic appreciation of urban structure and change, and of the theories by which we understand the structure, development and changing character
Chapter 27: Cities in Pacific Asia
Cities in Pacific Asia
The images that Pacific Asian cities conjure in our minds are as numerous as the settlements themselves, each image varying further according to individuals' viewpoints - their needs, interests and status. For some, Asian cities present an image of grinding poverty, of people living in ...